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Folitrax 20 mg Injection

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Composition for Folitrax 20 mg Injection

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Folitrax 20 mg Injection

Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
Pregnancy
MRP
78.34
1 ml in 1 ampoule
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Medicine Overview of Folitrax Injection

Uses of Folitrax Injection

Folitrax 20 mg Injection is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

Folitrax Injection side effects

Common

Side Effects of Folitrax are Nausea, Vomiting, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Abdominal pain, Increased liver enzymes, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth).

How to use Folitrax Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Folitrax Injection works

Folitrax 20 mg Injection is an immunosuppressant. In rheumatoid arthritis, it works by decreasing the activity of body's immune system. This decreases swelling, reduces pain and stiffness, and improves function. In psoriasis, it works by slowing down the rapid growth of skin cells.
In Depth Information on Folitrax Injection

Expert advice for Folitrax Injection

  • It reduces inflammation in the joints which helps decrease swelling, pain, stiffness & reduces irreversible joint damage.
  • Take it once a week on the same day every week.
  • Always take folic acid as advised by your doctor. This will help lessen the side effects of Folitrax 20 mg Injection.
  • It takes 6 to 8 weeks for Folitrax 20 mg Injection to work. It is important to keep taking the medication.
  • Have your blood tested every 4 to 8 weeks. This is important to make sure Folitrax 20 mg Injection isn’t harming your liver or blood counts.
  • Avoid alcohol when taking Folitrax 20 mg Injection.
  • Can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Folitrax 20 mg Injection.
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Folitrax Injection related warnings

Special precautions for Folitrax Injection
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Methotrxate with alcohol increases the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Folitrax 20 mg Injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Folitrax 20 mg Injection is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Driving
Folitrax 20 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Folitrax 20 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Folitrax 20 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Folitrax 20 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Folitrax 20 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Folitrax 20 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Folitrax

Suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for 2 yrs, feeling pain in left hand ,can't move the hand,ecg shows LVH.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Take Tab Folitrax 15mg once weekly and Tab Folvite-MR once daily and Tab Saaz-500 twice daily for 1 monthalso consult a Rheumatologist
HLA-B27 Positive; suffering from back pain since last 10 year, started at sacroiliac joint; now throughout the cervical and lumber as well. Feels absolute normal if I take etoshine-90 once a day ( First started in 2014 and had it for 6 months). But stopped it fearing long term side effect. Now I take it as and when the pain becomes unbearable ( cannot roll in bed or chest feels bursting when I sneeze). But again after a pill of etoshine-90, life seems normal. If I re-start the continuous dose, how long at a stretch can I have this medicine
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
You can continue it for about 2 months at a time But that's not the right treatmentYou should meet a Rheumatologist And start DMARDsLike Folitrax, Folvite, Saaz etcAs of now you start taking Tab Folitrax 15mg once weekly(every Sunday) and Tab Folvite-MB once daily (Mon to Sat) (skip on Sunday)
Deficiency in vit D,arthritis since 8 years,very much in pain,taken 4 capsules a per week,folitrax 5 n gemicol capsule for arthritis
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Do following investigations and share reports RA factor, ESR, CRP, S.uric acid levelsContinue taking Vitamin-D supplements
Rhuematiod Arthritis problem having since last 17 years
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Apply Dynapar QPS spray Take Tab Folitrax 15mg once weekly (every Sunday) and Tab Folvite-MR once daily (Mon to Sat) and Tab Saaz 500 twice daily
Equalizing spondylitis pain in jonts hands backbone
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Take Tab Folitrax 15mg once weekly(every Sunday) and Tab Folvite-MB once daily(Mon to Sat)Do exercises of all joints of body everyday
My wife PATIENT has been suffering from arthritis for last six months but here is no positive response till date.so please suggest a proper prescription. Present treatment such as below:-1. Cap Happy-D(empty stomach), Tab cortimax 6mg(BD), Tab Folitrax 30mg once a week(Wednesday), Tab Folic Acid5mg. once a week(Thursday), Tab Lefno 20mg(OD-ES), Tab HCQ 400mg(OD), Tab Nebicard-SM 5mg(OD), Cap Bio-D3 Max(OD) at lunch, Tab Vertin-OD 24mg at dinner, Tab Flucan 200mg once a week(Sunday), Inj Neurobion forte once a week.Please see the attached Prescription of Dr. Chirag Tandon.Awaited for an early & positive response.
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
She seems to be suffering from inflammatory arthritisIt's better to show her to rheumatologist as I do not deal with this problem at allThere are newer medicines available do you days which are much more effective though expensiveThey are studied and written by Rhematology ionly
My joint of my fingers and toes become stiff and painful in the morning while wake up and also feelung mild pain in my heart. I have been diagonised rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Please refer to a RheumatologistApply Dynapar QPS spray and take Tab Zerodol-SP twice daily and Tab Saaz 500mg twice daily and Tab HCQS-200 once daily

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Frequently asked questions about Folitrax Injection

Frequently asked questions about Methotrexate
Q. Is Folitrax a steroid/ chemotherapy/ disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD)/ non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)?
Folitrax is not a steroid or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is a chemotherapy drug used in the treatment of different types of cancer and it is also a disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD) used in the treatment of severe rheumatoid arthritis
Q. Is Folitrax safe for psoriasis?
Folitrax belongs to a class of drugs known as antimetabolites used to treat severe, uncontrolled psoriasis. Folitrax is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Folitrax safe/ How long can I take Folitrax for?
Folitrax is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Folitrax a narcotic/ biologic drug?
No. Folitrax is not a narcotic drug/ biologic drug
Q. Does Folitrax cause weight gain/ weight loss/ fatigue/ diarrhea/ acne/ mood swings/ nausea/ infertility?
Folitrax may cause side effects such as fatigue, diarrhea, acne, mood swings, nausea, and infertility. But it has no known effect on weight gain/ weight loss
Q. Does Folitrax cause cancer?
Folitrax belongs to a class of drugs known as antimetabolites. It is used for the treatment of wide range of cancer and tumors. However it may increase the risk of secondary malignancies such as melanoma and other cancers.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Folitrax with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Folitrax with Benzydamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benzydamine: Ready Rinse
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Aspirin / Acetylsalicylic acid: Disprin, M Spirin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Penicillin G / Benzylpenicillin: Sodicillin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benzathine penicillin G: Durapen
Folitrax with Nimesulide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimesulide: Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis, Neil, Zenee PR, Sanim, Esulide, Renex, Nimoffin, Selide
Folitrax with Betamethasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Betamethasone: Catrisol, Betaforte, Betacon, Betalide, Becort, Betastamine
Folitrax with Triamcinolone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Triamcinolone: Darcort, Trilone, Mycort
Folitrax with Dexamethasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Dexamethasone: Dexamax, OD Dex, Adexa, Dexaril, Dexarain, Dexalide, Dexton
Folitrax with Metamizole / Dipyrone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Metamizole / Dipyrone: Pyregin
Folitrax with Deflazacort
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Deflazacort: Ducort, Defmark, Zacdef, Ecodef, Defalone, Renze, Jeevcort, Flazassil, Exacort, Solo D
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Substitutes for Folitrax

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